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September 19, 2012

Celeste Holm, Oscar-WInning and Emmy-Nominated, Actress

After a long and celebrated film career, Holm worked extensively in television.

Celeste Holm, an actress who won an Oscar for the 1947 film Gentlemen's Agreement, and also appeared in such memorable features as All About Eve, The Snake Pit and High Society before turning to television, died July 15, 2012, in New York City. She was 95.

Although she is perhaps best known for her movie work, Holm devoted more years to television. She began working in TV in the early 1950s and continued to appear in series into the 21st century.

Her numerous credits included her own show, Honestly, Celeste, as well as episodes of Lux Video Theatre, The United States Steel Hour, Schlitz Playhouse, Goodyear Playhouse, Dr. Kildare, Run for Your Life, The Fugitive, The FBI, The Name of the Game, Medical Center, The Streets of San Francisco, Fantasy Island, Archie Bunker's Place, The Love Boat, Falcon Crest, Magnum, PI, Cheers, Touched by an Angel, Whoopi and many others.

She also acted in miniseries, including Captains and the Kings and Backstairs at the White House.

Holm received two Primetime Emmy nominations — in 1968, for the series Insight, and in 1979, for Backstairs at the White House.

Additional information about her life and career is available at:

New York Times

NPR.org

Los Angeles Times

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